What causes skin redness?
“When your skin is sensitive, certain product ingredients can suddenly become a problem and compromise the strength of the skin barrier and its ability to do its job. Symptoms of sensitive skin include: redness, inflammation, irritation, sensitiveness or allergic reactions.”
“Temperature changes, spicy foods, and alcohol can all be triggers for people with rosacea. I have patients that come in with worsened rosacea conditions during the winter and summer.”
Skin can evolve depending on many external and internal factors throughout the aging process. Triggers include: hormonal changes, prescriptions, environmental changes (ie. Moving to a different climate), and lifestyle changes (ie. stress, sleep, exercise).
How can you treat red skin with over the counter products?
“Look for products free of harmful ingredients, such as fragrances, alcohol, phthalates, sulfates, parabens that can irritate sensitive skin. Add ingredients like aloe vera and antioxidants to soothe and fight environmental aggressors.”